UC Berkeley class seeks to aid expatriate spouses

A new class at UC Berkeley seeks to help spouses of international students, postdoctoral scholars and researchers more easily transition into American life. The class, called “Creating a Fulfilling Life in America,” came to campus in May and aids expatriate spouses as they transition to living in the United States.
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UC Berkeley alumnus nominated for federal judgeship

A UC Berkeley School of Law alumnus was nominated by President Barack Obama for a federal judgeship in Los Angeles on July 20, making him the first openly gay nominee to the federal court in California and Obama’s fourth openly gay nominee to federal court in his term. Obama nominated
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The campus chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity recently lost recognition after multiple code of conduct violations.

Campus chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity loses university recognition

The UC Berkeley chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity lost its university recognition after repeated risk management, fire and life safety and social code violations, as well as noncompliance with prior sanctions, the campus announced Monday. The fraternity lost its recognition July 15 following “repeated” violations and noncompliance with
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The third Townes and Tagore Annual Seminar in Berkeley, which will focus on the global water crisis, will honor campus physics professor Charles Townes, above.

Nobel Laureates to discuss global water crisis at annual seminar

An annual seminar on the UC Berkeley campus this Saturday will feature three Nobel Laureates speaking on a number of issues including science, technology and the burgeoning global water crisis, and will honor one of the speakers’s 96th birthday. This year marks the third Townes and Tagore Annual Seminar in
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UCSF associate professor killed in shuttle bus accident

Dr. Kevin Allen Mack, an associate professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco, died last Thursday after the UCSF shuttle bus he was riding in on his way to work collided with a big rig in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. He was 52. The crash occurred at the intersection
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ASUC Auxiliary financial services manager appointed interim director

Dean of Students Jonathan Poullard announced Monday the appointment of Marilyn Stager as the interim director for the ASUC Auxiliary. Stager, currently the financial services manager for the Auxiliary, will begin Sept. 1 and will replace Nadesan Permaul, who retired June 29. Stager has served as the financial services manager
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Obama to appoint UC Berkeley professor to cultural advisory committee

President Barack Obama announced Friday his intent to appoint a UC Berkeley anthropology professor to a cultural property committee. Rosemary Joyce, who is also a former museum director and campus anthropology department chair, is “one of the world’s leading experts on Honduran archaeology,” according to a statement from the Office
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ASUC senator-elect arrested in San Bernardino immigration rally

ASUC Senator-elect Ju Hong and six other students were released from jail Wednesday morning after being arrested in San Bernardino on Tuesday for blocking a city street during an immigration rally. Hong, an undocumented student at UC Berkeley, and the six others were charged with unlawful assembly and failure to
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